Pet Adoption League, Inc
P.O. Box 206 Hackettstown, NJ 07840

 ONLINE Pre-Adoption Application
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*** I understand that by filling out this pre-adoption form I am not obligated to adopt a cat through the Pet Adoption League nor is the Pet Adoption League obligated to adopt a cat to me.  Adoptions are at the sole discretion of the Pet Adoption League. 
Your Initials:


Please provide as much  information as possible  to help us to  get  to  know your situation better.
(provide only one address)
Evening Phone Number :
Work Phone: 
Day time phone number:
Applicant's Date of birth:
Applicant's Occupation:
Name of the cat you are interested in: 
1. Will this be your first cat?  YES :  NO:
2. Is this cat being adopted for yourself or someone else
3. In what type of housing do you reside?   Apt/Condo Townhouse   Single Family
4. How many years at current location?
5. Do you Own or Rent

 Own       Rent

Does your lease permit pets? Yes  No
Is there a size or weight limitation?  Yes
Landlord Name
Phone Number:
A representative from PAL will contact your landlord to confirm that pets are permitted.
6. Do you live on a Busy Street?  Yes        No  
7. List ALL people living in the home (not listed above) and include the following for each: (1) Full Name, (2) Relationship to Applicant, (3) Age.

If not applicable, enter "NONE”
8. Have all adult household members (Spouse/Partner, Roommate, Parents, etc.) agreed upon adopting a pet?  Yes      No
 Please explain :
9. Has anyone in your family ever been allergic to cat hair? Yes   No
    Please explain how this will be managed if you adopt a cat.
10 Are you prepared for the additional cost of food, cat litter and veterinary care? Costs can range from $500 - $1000 per year, or more, depending on health issues.  Yes   No
11. Are you willing to take responsibility for this cat for the rest of its life, 15 years or more?  Yes   No  
12. Some cats may need help learning appropriate litter box habits and scratching behavior in their new home.
 Are you committed to working with the cat on such behaviors, if needed?
 Yes   No   Would need help!
13. What arrangements will be made for the cat if you are away?
14. If there is a new addition to the family (child, grandchild, etc.), how will this impact the cat’s life?
15. Have you ever re-homed a pet or returned one to a shelter/rescue?  Yes   No
 If yes, explain in detail and include all of the following, if known:
 (1) Was the pet a cat or dog?
 (2) Where did the pet originally come from?
 (3) How long did you have the pet?
 (4) Why was the pet re-homed?
 (5) Where was the pet re-homed to? Provide the new owner’s name/phone or the name and location of rescue/shelter. 
16.What circumstances would result in you returning the cat to us?
17. How many pets do you currently own?
 Please list type of pet, name, age, if it is spayed/neutered and if they are current on vaccinations.
18. What pets have you owned in the past? Please list type of pet, the age it passed and cause of death.
19. Are you  planning on having the cat declawed? Yes   No
20. Who will have primary responsibility to care for the cat?
21. How many hours per day will your cat be left alone?
22. Where will  your cat  be kept during the day?   At night?
23. Will your cat be kept:  Indoors   Outdoors Both  
24. Do you agree to have this cat spayed/neutered?  Yes      No
25. Who is your Vet? ( Name & Town )
26. Vet's phone number:
A representative from PAL will contact your vet.
27. List two personal non-related references

 (If you do not currently have a vet, please include a third personal reference.)

Please check off  "YES" to agree to our adoption policy regarding returned cats.
The Pet Adoption League stands behind our cats for their entire lives.
 If you become unwilling or unable to keep the cat, at any point after adoption,
you MUST return it to The Pet Adoption League.
You may not re-home the cat on your own or surrender it to another agency.
 If you decide to adopt, you will be signing a legal contract agreeing to this.



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